News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

Following announcement of Microsoft Corp.'s Surface tablets on Monday, LG Electronics said it would cease creation of its own media slates for a while and would concentrate on smartphones instead. The move will barely have a significant impact on the market, but the decision is still a very surprising one.

“We have decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones. LG does not see Surface competing with anything we are focusing on at the moment,” said Ken Hong, a spokesman LG, in a conversation with Bloomberg news-agency.

It is not a secret that apart from Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and to some extent Samsung Electronics, consumer electronics manufacturers have failed to create competitive slates that could compete with the iPad. Like others, LG did release a couple of media tablets last year, but there were not popular.

In the light of the fact that this year the competition on the market of tablets will continue to heat up, thanks to Windows 8 RT operating system, there will be numerous models from different manufacturer that will rival each other primarily with low price and will not be ideal from either hardware or software standpoints simply because few players in the industry know how to make a proper tablet. Given that the market of media tablets will split up into two major segments - business tablets and consumer tablets - it may make sense for LG to wait some time before the market stabilizes.

From many prospects, it makes some sense for LG to concentrate on smartphones as that market is also growing rapidly, yet there is a clear understanding what should be a competitive smartphone like.

Tags: LG, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Surface, Apple, iPad, Samsung, Galaxy Tab

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 06/20/12 12:02:39 PM
Latest comment: 06/20/12 12:02:39 PM

[1-1]

1. 
Is Microsoft about to piss off their partners?
0 0 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 06/20/12 12:02:39 PM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month